Series SO 260 - Stateless Persons, Refugees and Victims of War

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SO 260


Stateless Persons, Refugees and Victims of War


  • 1956-1974 (Creation)

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4 sub-series and 345 files.

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The records of this series address questions related to stateless persons and refugees and victims of war. They include correspondence regarding the international instruments concerned with refugees and stateless or displaced persons, namely the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

The records of this sub-series attest to the work of the Secretariat in advocating for victims of war on the one hand and in the drafting of international instruments addressing human rights issues in armed conflict on the other. The work of the Ad Hoc Commission on the Protection of Prisoners of War is well documented in the series, as are questions related to the application of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

The largest group of files consists of correspondence and documentation with regard to the plight of the survivors of so-called scientific experimentation in the Nazi concentration camps, a continuation of earlier documentation contained in the SOA sub-fonds.

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  • English
  • French
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    Microfilm reference number: ARR 1157/Reels 96 - 101

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    See also UNNY Archives for records of the Ad Hoc Commission on Prisoners of War, DAG 18/2.4.1.
    Protection period to: 1994-12-31

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        Protection period duration: 20

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        Physical usability: Without limits

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        Term of protection: UN Classified (20)

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